Legislature(1993 - 1994)

04/23/1993 04:55 PM RLS

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                     SENATE RULES COMMITTEE                                    
                         April 23, 1993                                        
                            4:55 p.m.                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  MEMBERS PRESENT                                                              
                                                                               
  Senator George Jacko, Chairman                                               
  Senator Steve Rieger, Vice Chairman                                          
  Senator Rick Halford                                                         
  Senator Suzanne Little                                                       
                                                                               
  MEMBERS ABSENT                                                               
                                                                               
  Senator Fred Zharoff                                                         
                                                                               
  COMMITTEE CALENDAR                                                           
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 211                                                           
  "An  Act  relating  to  the   municipal  tax  exemption  for                 
  inventories intended for export."                                            
                                                                               
  HOUSE JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 11                                                
  Proposing an amendment  to the Constitution of  the State of                 
  Alaska relating to repeal of regulations by the legislature.                 
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 112                                                           
  "An Act relating to limited  partnerships; and providing for                 
  an effective date."                                                          
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 268 am                                                        
  "An  Act extending  the  termination date  of  the Board  of                 
  Dispensing Opticians; and providing for an effective date."                  
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 270                                                           
  "An Act  extending  the termination  date  of the  Board  of                 
  Examiners  in  Optometry;  and  providing  for an  effective                 
  date."                                                                       
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 271                                                           
  "An  Act extending  the  termination date  of  the Board  of                 
  Public Accountancy; and providing for an effective date."                    
                                                                               
  HOUSE BILL NO. 272                                                           
  "An Act  extending  the termination  date  of the  Board  of                 
  Chiropractic  Examiners;  and  providing  for  an  effective                 
  date."                                                                       
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL NO. 88                                                           
  "An  Act  relating  to   grants  to  municipalities,   named                 
  recipients,  and  unincorporated  communities;  establishing                 
  capital project matching  grant programs for  municipalities                 
  and unincorporated  communities; establishing a  local share                 
  requirement  for capital  project grants  to municipalities,                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  named  recipients,  and   unincorporated  communities;   and                 
  providing for an effective date."                                            
                                                                               
  SENATE BILL NO. 155                                                          
  "An Act relating to landlords and tenants, to termination of                 
  tenancies   and  recovery  of  rental  premises,  to  tenant                 
  responsibilities, to the  civil remedies  of forcible  entry                 
  and detainer  and nuisance abatement,  and to the  duties of                 
  peace officers  to  notify landlords  of  arrests  involving                 
  certain illegal activity on rental premises."                                
                                                                               
  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 254(JUD) am(ct rule fld)                               
  "An Act relating to open meetings of governmental bodies."                   
                                                                               
  CS FOR HOUSE BILL NO. 64(FIN)                                                
  "An Act creating  the crimes  of stalking in  the first  and                 
  second degrees and providing  penalties for their violation;                 
  providing  a  peace  officer with  the  authority  to arrest                 
  without a warrant  a person the peace officer has reasonable                 
  cause to  believe has  committed stalking;  relating to  the                 
  release  before  trial  of  a  person accused  of  stalking;                 
  prohibiting the suspension  of imposition  of sentence of  a                 
  person  convicted  of  stalking; relating  to  the  crime of                 
  assault in the third degree;  and providing for an effective                 
  date."                                                                       
                                                                               
  PREVIOUS SENATE COMMITTEE ACTION                                             
                                                                               
  HB 211 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  HJR 41 - No previous action to record.                                       
                                                                               
  HB 112 - See Judiciary minutes dated 4/14/93 &4/20/93.                       
                                                                               
  HB 268 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 4/22/93.                         
                                                                               
  HB 270 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 4/22/93.                         
                                                                               
  HB 271 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 4/22/93.                         
                                                                               
  HB 272 - See Labor & Commerce minutes dated 4/22/93.                         
                                                                               
  SB  88 - See Community & Regional Affairs minutes                            
           dated 2/16/93, 2/18/93, 2/23/93, 3/2/93,                            
           3/4/93, 3/9/93.                                                     
           Finance report 4/21/93.                                             
                                                                               
  SB 155 - See State Affairs minutes dated 3/24/93.                            
           See Judiciary minutes dated 4/2/93, 4/8/93,                         
           4/14/93.                                                            
           Finance report 4/18/93.                                             
                                                                               
  HB 254 - See Judiciary minutes dated 4/21/93 & 4/22/93.                      
                                                                               
                                                                               
  HB  64 - See Judiciary minutes dated 3/22/93, 3/24/93,                       
           and 3/31/93.  See State Affairs minutes dated                       
           4/5/93.                                                             
           Finance report 4/23/93.                                             
                                                                               
  ACTION NARRATIVE                                                             
                                                                               
  TAPE 93-5, SIDE A                                                            
                                                                               
  Number 001                                                                   
                                                                               
  The Senate Rules Committee was  called to order by  Chairman                 
  Jacko at 4:55 p.m.                                                           
  CHAIRMAN  JACKO brought  HB  211  (MUNICIPAL  INVENTORY  TAX                 
  EXEMPTION:EXPORTS)  before  the  committee  and  opened  the                 
  public hearing on the legislation.                                           
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE  CYNTHIA TOOHEY,  prime  sponsor  of HB  211,                 
  explained the  legislation amends  the  statute that  allows                 
  municipalities, at their option, the ability to exempt goods                 
  being held  for shipment  out  of state  from the  inventory                 
  property tax.                                                                
                                                                               
  The legislation would  allow a  local government to  explore                 
  opportunities for attracting warehousing and distribution of                 
  goods.  The local government would decide what exemptions to                 
  allow  and then  create its  own ordinance  to  activate and                 
  cover the exemptions.                                                        
                                                                               
  Representative Toohey noted the  legislation has the support                 
  of  the  Department  of Community  &  Regional  Affairs, the                 
  Alaska Municipal League, the  Municipality of Anchorage, the                 
  Southeast Conference, the  Association of Alaska  ARDORS and                 
  the Anchorage and Fairbanks airports.                                        
                                                                               
  SENATOR HALFORD moved  and asked  unanimous consent that  HB
  211   be   passed   out   of   committee   with   individual                 
  recommendations.  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR HALFORD moved  and asked  unanimous consent that  HB
  211  be approved for  calendaring at the Chair's discretion.                 
  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                     
  CHAIRMAN  JACKO brought  HJR  41 (INDIVIDUAL  FISHERY  QUOTA                 
  BLOCK PROPOSALS) before the committee  and opened the public                 
  hearing on the legislation.                                                  
                                                                               
  REPRESENTATIVE  BILL WILLIAMS,  prime  sponsor  of  HJR  11,                 
  stated that many  Alaskans have  expressed concern with  the                 
  IFQ share program  for the halibut and  sablefish fisheries,                 
  which was  recently approved  by the  North Pacific  Fishery                 
  Management Council.                                                          
                                                                               
                                                                               
  HJR 11 urges the North Pacific Fishery Management Council to                 
  address concerns by Alaskans by amending the IFQ program for                 
  the  halibut  and  sablefish fisheries  to  include  a block                 
  proposal system.                                                             
                                                                               
  Representative  Williams  noted  HJR  41  passed  the  House                 
  unanimously   and  he   urged   the  committee's   favorable                 
  consideration of the resolution.                                             
                                                                               
  SENATOR LITTLE commented  that she was in  favor of anything                 
  that  would  preserve  the  small  boat fishery  in  Alaska.                 
  CHAIRMAN JACKO agreed with Senator Little.                                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that HJR 41                 
  be passed out of committee with  individual recommendations.                 
  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                     
                                                                               
  SENATOR REIGER moved and asked unanimous consent that HJR 41                 
  be approved  for  calendaring  at  the  Chair's  discretion.                 
  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                     
  SENATOR HALFORD moved  and asked  unanimous consent that  HB
  112 (UNIFORM LIMITED PARTNERSHIP ACT UPDATE) be approved for                 
  calendaring  at   the  Chair's   discretion.     Hearing  no                 
  objection, it was so ordered.                                                
  SENATOR HALFORD moved  and asked unanimous consent  that the                 
  following bills be  approved for calendaring at  the Chair's                 
  discretion:                                                                  
                                                                               
  HB 268 (EXTEND BOARD OF DISPENSING OPTICIANS)                                
                                                                               
  HB 270 (EXTEND BOARD OF EXAMINERS IN OPTOMETRY)                              
                                                                               
  HB 271 (EXTEND BOARD OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTANCY)                                  
                                                                               
  HB 272 (EXTEND BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS)                              
                                                                               
  Hearing no objection, it was so ordered.                                     
  SENATOR HALFORD moved and asked unanimous consent that SB 88                 
  (CAPITAL PROJECT GRANTS) be approved  for calendaring at the                 
  Chair's  discretion.    Hearing  no  objection,  it  was  so                 
  ordered.                                                                     
  SENATOR RIEGER moved and asked unanimous consent that SB 155                 
                                                                               
                                                                               
  (USE  OF  RENTED  PROPERTY/LAW VIOLATIONS)  be  approved for                 
  calendaring  at  the  Chair's  discretion.   SENATOR  LITTLE                 
  objected  and stated that  there are many  provisions in the                 
  bill that are  not fair to tenants  in the state.   The roll                 
  was  taken  with  the following  result:    Senators Rieger,                 
  Halford  and  Jacko  voted "Yea"  and  Senator  Little voted                 
  "Nay."  The Chair stated the motion carried.                                 
  SENATOR HALFORD moved  and asked  unanimous consent that  HB
  254 (OPEN  MEETING ACT) be  approved for calendaring  at the                 
  Chair's  discretion.   SENATOR LITTLE  expressed her  strong                 
  objection  to the bill saying it  serves to provide a lot of                 
  reasons  and  abilities to  have  closed meetings,  which is                 
  against the best interest of the public.  The roll was taken                 
  with the  following result:   Senators  Rieger, Halford  and                 
  Jacko voted "Yea" and Senator Little voted "Nay."  The Chair                 
  stated the motion carried.                                                   
  SENATOR HALFORD moved and asked unanimous consent that HB 64                 
  (ANTI-STALKING  LAW) be  approved  for  calendaring  at  the                 
  Chair's  discretion.    Hearing  no  objection,  it  was  so                 
  ordered.                                                                     
  There  being  no   further  business  to  come   before  the                 
  committee, the meeting was adjourned at 5:08 p.m.                            

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